La Conjura de El Escorial

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La Conjura de El Escorial
Directed by Antonio del Real
Written by Antonio del Real
Manuel Mir
Starring Jason Isaacs
Julia Ormond
Jordi Mollà
Distributed by Mascara Films
Release date
  • 5 September 2008 (2008-09-05)
Running time
128 minutes
156 minutes (extended cut)
Country Spain
Language Spanish

La Conjura de El Escorial (The Escorial Conspiracy) is a 2008 Spanish historical drama film directed by Antonio del Real and starring Jason Isaacs, Julia Ormond, Jordi Mollà, Pilar Bastardés and Jürgen Prochnow.[1] It is set in the reign of Philip II of Spain.[2]

On the night of Easter Monday March 31, 1578, assassins murdered the treasury secretary Juan de Escobedo in cold blood in the royal palace of El Escorial). There ensues a series of investigations that are aimed at people close to the Court of Philip II.

This fictional story is not to be confused with The El Escorial Conspiracy led by Crown Prince Ferdinand which occurred in 1807 during the reign of Ferdinand's father Charles IV of Spain.



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